Feb 23, 2012 13:08 EST
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge sentenced a former British consultant for KBR Inc to 21 months in prison on Thursday for his role in a massive scheme to bribe Nigerian government officials to win $6 billion in contracts for a liquefied natural gas facility.
Jan 21, 2012 22:46 EST
Dutch teen Laura Dekker on Saturday became the youngest sailor to complete a solo circumnavigation of the world, a year after going to court for the right to try.
Jan 16, 2012 08:00 EST
The British government on Monday torpedoed suggestions by a minister that taxpayers could pay for a new royal yacht to mark this year's diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
Jan 16, 2012 07:58 EST
The government on Monday torpedoed suggestions by a minister that taxpayers could pay for a new royal yacht to mark the Queen's diamond jubilee.
Jan 16, 2012 06:04 EST
Michael Gove has suggested that the public donate a new royal yacht to the Queen to mark her diamond jubilee later this year, a newspaper reported on Monday.
Jan 15, 2012 13:52 EST
Ten months after John Galliano was sacked over a racist outburst, Dior has yet to name a new chief designer -- but sales are booming. Which begs the question: how long can the French fashion house thrive without a couturier at the helm?
Dec 06, 2011 10:58 EST
(Reuters) - Luxury homebuilder Toll Brothers Inc <TOL.N> reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit from greater margins, but its chief financial officer said real improvement will not occur until U.S. home buying rebounds.
Nov 08, 2011 05:22 EST
LONDON (Reuters) - Bwin.party Digital, the world's biggest listed online gaming company, shrugged off economic worries to post a rise in third-quarter revenue, helped by the launch of new games in Italy and strong growth in its casino division.
Oct 31, 2011 20:00 EDT
Two Las Vegas brick-and-mortar casino companies are racing to align themselves with poker websites in the hopes of becoming industry leaders when - and if - online gambling is legalized in the United States.
Sep 19, 2011 11:23 EDT
(Reuters) - With the regulatory environment easing in Europe, online betting and gaming operator 32Red looks to enter licensed markets, particularly Italy, and expects to surpass market estimates for 2011, its chief executive said.
Sep 12, 2011 15:12 EDT
Scientists have shown that modern humans have some traces of genes from Neanderthals, but a study out Monday suggests that any breeding between the two was most likely a rare event.
Aug 30, 2011 10:56 EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hoping to bolster his biggest case, the trustee seeking money for Bernard Madoff's victims has proposed adding new claims and 23 defendants to his $58.8 billion lawsuit against Bank Medici AG founder Sonja Kohn and Italy's UniCredit SpA.
Aug 11, 2011 15:22 EDT
John Galliano, the flamboyant fashion designer who fell from grace after an anti-Semitic outburst in Paris, has said making supermodel Kate Moss' wedding gown this summer was his "creative rehab."
Jul 28, 2011 15:41 EDT
A swell of modern humans outnumbered Neanderthals in Europe by nearly 10 to one, forcing their extinction 40,000 years ago, suggested a study of French archaeology sites on Thursday.
Jul 20, 2011 06:45 EDT
LONDON (Reuters) - Britons love to lecture the world about integrity and the rule of law, but the News of the World phone hacking scandal has laid bare a web of collusion between money, power, media and the police.
Jun 22, 2011 22:27 EDT
Fashion designer John Galliano will learn in 11 weeks the outcome of his day-long trial on charges of hurling racist and anti-Semitic remarks at patrons in a hip Paris bar.
Jun 22, 2011 17:21 EDT
Fashion designer John Galliano claimed Wednesday as he stood trial for anti-Semitic insults that it was an alcoholic, drug-addicted "shell" of himself who lashed out at patrons in a hip Paris bar.
Jun 22, 2011 13:26 EDT
PARIS (Reuters) - John Galliano brought flair, vision and a touch of outrage to Dior when he joined the Parisian brand over a decade ago, keeping it in the spotlight as some other legacy fashion houses faded into quaintness.
May 31, 2011 19:46 EDT
A fuel tank exploded and caught fire near a cruise ship in the British territory of Gibraltar Tuesday, injuring at least 15 people, most of them on the vessel, local officials and the ship's owners said.
May 31, 2011 14:14 EDT
A fuel tank exploded and caught fire close to a cruise ship in the port of the British territory of Gibraltar on Tuesday, injuring at least two people, police said.